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September 17th, 2012, 05:53 AM   #1
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Brain works?

Ok I have a question after observing some groups of people in my grade. People who are good in maths really suck at physics and chemistry now when I mean suck not necessarily "like 50% and below" but around like 80% but nowhere near their maths scores. I am wondering why this is the case, it's really peculiar hmm...

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A different intuitive framework maybe . . . just a guess.
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I would say maybe it's more a function of interest than ability.
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I've seen the opposite: those good at math are usually good at the sciences as well, and no one good at science is bad at math (though they may not be great).
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The keen mathematicians like to be precise, which may slow them down when carrying out experiments.
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Chemistry and mathematics i don't know about how 'connected' they are. As for physics and mathematics, you get the best minds in humanity when they are great at both. Archimedes, Heron, Ptolemy, Kepler, Newton, Huygens, Gauss, LaPlace, Hamilton, Maxwell, Planck, Einstein.

Everyone, please add to the list because i'm sure i left out many names.

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Yes, Ed witten who many believe has the best chance of finding a GUT and is doing work in string theory, if i'm not mistaken.

Me? I'm more interested in string cheese for my gut.
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Chemistry and mathematics i don't know about how 'connected' they are. As for physics and mathematics, you get the best minds in humanity when they are great at both. Archimedes, Heron, Ptolemy, Kepler, Newton, Huygens, Gauss, LaPlace, Hamilton, Maxwell, Planck, Einstein.

Everyone, please add to the list because i'm sure i left out many names.

Be careful!! Galois wasn's good outside math, he wasn't able to enter Ecole Polytechnique... THE RULE IS: THERE IS NO RULE! The human is a complex thing, more, the human brain is a complex thing... Thre is no simple guess. The answer is: it happens!

Your aparent logic may not be logic; just think at the numerous things in math that goes against our intuition!!!!
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